Lymph node biopsy for prostate cancer best planned with hybrid imaging

March 19, 2013

Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsies determining primary prostate cancer metastases require diversified imaging techniques due to the location of these lymph nodes buried within the pelvis and elsewhere. As many as 44 percent of SLNs are located outside the pelvic region. Hybrid near-infrared fluorescence and SPECT/CT or PET/MR may provide some advantages before and during surgery, according to a review in the March issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine .